I have a request for help from an elderly gent who went to power up this morning and he says that he cannot hear any hard disk or fan noise from his PC and a message on the monitor says NO VIDEO SIGNAL.
He has windows 8 although he was not sure what operating system he has and as I dont live near him I cannot check it and give any more information.
Any help is appreciated
Simple first thing would be to check that the plugs fuse is not blown, and that the socket his PC is plugged in to is still fine and that it has not tripped at the fuse board. That has caught me out before now.
Chronas the 2nd hello,
I said the same thing over the phone to him this morning and he seems to think its ok at the socket anyway, because the lamp works,and he gets a NO Video signal message on his monitor. Whats your thoughts on that?
Come on Fruit Bat, did you not read the original thread, this is an elderly gent and you are suggesting shorting across terminals on the motherboard. No reflection on the elderly by the way as I have just spent the best part of an hour trying to describe the exact same procedure to a 25 year old.
Unless the guy is comfortable with delving into the innards of a PC then a visit from a PC savvy friend is called for.